Apple has followed the trend of creating a dark mode of some applications, with the update to the MacOS Mojave operating system. Although it was already tried with Yosemite, it is now when in most applications the background turns black and the text is blank. With this tutorial we will show you how to activate or deactivate this mode automatically.
Program Dark Mode with Automator
The dark mode on the Mac is selected from the system preferences menu> Desktop and screensaver. In this way, it will be permanently selected. But what if I told you that there is a way to activate it automatically at specific times and without third party programs?
For me the dark mode by day I do not like it too much. But at night I usually use it. Because I use the computer in low light (so as not to disturb) and my eyesight tires less.
Do not miss details of the steps to follow:
We will work with Automator and the calendar application. But first do not forget to do these steps with dark mode off.
1.- We will create a new application and look for the option to change the appearance of the system. We will configure it as: alternating between light and dark. We save the generated file XXXX.app in a folder. (Remember where you keep it).
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1.- We create a new calendar. And within this, a new event. (It is highly recommended to add the event in a new calendar. Only for this or similar functions since the event will be repeated every day).
We choose the day we want to start working, the start and end time. And we select the option to repeat every day.
2.- When we have the option to select an alert, we take the file created by Automator . We choose Open file and we select it to be opened at the time of the event. We accept.
3.- We create a second personalized alert. We return to select the previous file and select that it opens XX hours after the start of the event. We accept again.
For example. New event for November 25, 2018 that begins at 22:00 and ends at 08:00. We must configure the dark mode to be disabled after 12 hours from the moment of start.
I hope it serves you, since I’ve been using it, it’s very comfortable for me. It is true that the steps to be taken to activate / deactivate the dark mode manually are not complex, but in this way I forget and focus on what matters to me.
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